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LaVaughn F Watts Jr, Steven J Wallace: Real-time power conservation for portable computers. Texas Instruments, Ronald O Neerings, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 8, 1993: US05218704 (242 worldwide citation)

A real-time power conservation apparatus and method for portable computers employs a monitor to determine whether a CPU may rest based upon a real-time sampling of the CPU activity level and to activate a hardware selector to carry out the monitor's determination. If the monitor determines the CPU m ...


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Kiyoshi Mori: Vertical memory cell array and method of fabrication. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, N Rhys Merrett, Melvin Sharp, December 10, 1991: US05071782 (180 worldwide citation)

A vertical memory cell EPROM array (FIGS. 1, 1a and 1b) uses a vertical floating gate memory cell structure that can be fabricated with reduced cell area and channel length. The vertical memory cell memory array includes multiple rows of buried layers that are vertically stacked--a drain bitline (34 ...


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Jason M Brewer, John C Linn, Keith L Perrin, Robert E Tonsing: System with program for automating protocol assignments when newly connected to varing computer network configurations. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, William B Kempler, Richard L Donaldson, June 29, 1999: US05918016 (168 worldwide citation)

A method of configuring a mobile computer (H3) among different computer network configurations (N1, N2). In this method, the mobile computer is connected (18) to a first network medium in various steps. In one step, a network interface circuit (NIC) of the mobile computer is coupled to communicate w ...


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Anthony M Chiu: Semiconductor device having die pad locking to substantially reduce package cracking. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, October 25, 1994: US05358905 (157 worldwide citation)

A semiconductor device package (10) comprises plastic encapsulation (20) around a die pad (14) and a semiconductor chip (12). The semiconductor chip (12) is electrically interconnected to lead fingers (18) by conductive wires (16). The die pad (14) has at least one ear or tab (26) extending outward ...


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Philip R Thrift, Charles T Hemphill: Voice activated apparatus for accessing information on the World Wide Web. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, W James Brady III, Frederick J Telecky Jr, March 28, 2006: US07020609 (146 worldwide citation)

This is a voice activated Hypermedia system using grammatical metadata, the system comprising: a speech user agent; a browsing module; and an information resource. The system may include: embedded intelligence in hypermedia source; a means for processing the actions of a user based on the embedded i ...


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Joseph A Casasanta, Bernhard H Andresen, Yoshinori Satoh, Stanley C Keeney, Robert C Martin: Fine resolution digital delay line with coarse and fine adjustment stages. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, August 6, 1996: US05544203 (141 worldwide citation)

A device and method for reducing phase jitter in digital phase locked loop applications resulting in smaller clock skews between application specific integrated circuits (ASICs). Phase jitter is reduced by a fine resolution digital delay line (20) comprising both coarse stages (variable delay elemen ...


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Matthew A Woolsey, Marion C Lineberry, Jihong Kim: Mobile communication system with cross compiler and cross linker. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, W James Brady, Richard L Donaldson, February 22, 2000: US06029000 (127 worldwide citation)

A wireless data platform (10) comprises a plurality of processors (12,16). Channels of communication are set up between processors such that they may communicate information as tasks are performed. A dynamic cross compiler (80) executed on one processor compiles code into native processing code for ...


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Satwinder Malhi: Top-drain trench based resurf DMOS transistor structure. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, June 17, 1997: US05640034 (119 worldwide citation)

A top drain trench based RESURF DMOS (reduced surface field double diffused MOS) transistor structure provides improved RDSon performance by minimizing transistor cell pitch. The transistor includes a gate, a source and drain. The trench may include a nonuniform dielectric lining. A drain drift regi ...


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Thomas R Grimm, Ronald L Smith, LaVaughn F Watts Jr: Portable computer stored removable mobile telephone. Texas Instruments Incorporated, Ronald O Neerings, James C Kesterson, Richard L Donaldson, May 25, 1999: US05907815 (116 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a solution to the dual problems of mobility and portability associated with using a portable telephone in combination with a portable computer. A portable telephone (166) is constructed to fit within a cavity (210) in a portable computer (164). When fully inserted into ...